Convergence App

Published 2014-10-28 | (Compatible with SDK 3.5,4.5,5.0,5.1 and 2012,2013,2014 models)

Introduction to developing the Convergence App for Samsung Smart TV allowing different devices to communicate with Samsung Smart TV to exchange data and files.

Samsung Smart TV SDK supports device convergence by allowing a client application running on an external device to communicate with a TV application to synchronize state and exchange data and files. Convergence support is realized by providing a messaging system that allows the TV and other devices to exchange messages, including file attachments.

A Smart TV convergence application provides a REST-based interface so that any device supporting HTTP protocol can communicate with the TV using UPnP discovery. Examples of HTTP devices include, but are not limited to, accessories such as smart phones, tablets, desktops and laptops.

Figure: Convergence architecture

For more information on convergence, see:

For more information on convergence functions, see Convergence App API.